| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The National Retail Federation, a trade association of retailers, released its predictions for the holiday season on Wednesday.
According to the federation's survey, the average holiday shopper will spend $737.95 on gifts, décor, greeting cards and...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:16 AM
The gift-giving season may be muted this year, as Americans, spooked by the government stalemate and ongoing economic weakness, plan to spend less on presents and other holiday preparations, according to the National Retail Federation.
More than 6,000...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.
Season Kick-Off Cocktail Reception
Funding Arts Broward (FAB!)
FAB! begins its 10th anniversary with a season kickoff cocktail reception, hosted by corporate member Northern Trust, at its Fort Lauderdale office. Free,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:25 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — It soon could cost 49 cents to mail a letter.
The postal Board of Governors said Wednesday it wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, citing the agency's "precarious financial condition" and the uncertain...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Last week, I covered holiday party attire for women. The menfolk are going to be a little late to the game here since I write a weekly column, but I think there's still plenty of time to formulate a holiday party ensemble that is festive (yet manly),...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A recent study reported in Scientific American showed a complex relationship between economic behavior, emotions and childhood experiences. When people who had grown up when money was tight were reminded about the recent recession, they were more likely...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 2:06 PM
While the state of the economy remains debatable, shoppers will continue to be conservative with their Christmas budgets, retail analysts say. And that means more bargain hunting.
Here are some tips from deal-finding experts and local savvy shoppers...
| Nov 5, 2013
The day after Halloween, I saw a person setting up his Christmas decorations. As I tried not to drive off the road, it dawned on me that the holidays will be here sooner than we think. Buying presents for family, friends and loved ones are a given. But...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:23 PM
If the stockings are hung but still empty and the tree is up but bare beneath, now is no time to fret. With extended, around-the-clock hours in some instances, last-minute gifting no longer creates issues as it has in the past.
And, just because...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 3:49 AM
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HOLIDAY SPOTLIGHT FREEBIE!
This week’s Spotlight Freebie is Tuba Christmas this...
| Dec 10, 2013
Your child is upset about the child in need you bought gifts for. How can you help?
From our panel of staff contributors
I would explain to my daughter that her feelings are exactly why I am giving to a child we do not know. I feel the...